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lines is subject to national law. this is why the czech energy ministry is unhappy. >> it is very hard to make progress here, to get it except that the approval of new power lines has to be subordinated to pan-european interests. at least when it is a matter of grids, that would affect all of europe. politically, that is hardly conceivable right now, and we will never achieve a new european infrastructure this way. >> it is european regionalism -- when the wind blows in germany, the lines will keep running hot in the czech republic, so the czech republic is investing some 100 million euros to install phase shifters on the german border. they regulate the current. then, when too much current surges over from germany, the chip grid can simply turn it off, even if that blows some fuses in germany. >> 2013 is a so-called super election-year in austria, meaning that voters will go to the polls several times. regional parliaments are due to be elected in four of the country's states this spring, followed by the national election of the federal parliament this autumn. it will not be an easy c
.n. convention on the law of the sea. >>> u.s. diplomats are trying to punish north korea for firing off a rocket last month they presented a draft lest solution to the u.n. security council aimed at tightening existing sanctions. the draft condemns the launch as a missile test that violated security council resolutions. it also urges north koreans to end their nuclear development program. the draft lists additional sanction targets, including individuals and government organizations such as the space agency. american diplomats work with counterparts from japan and south korea to push for sanctions. five of the six were taken to court on monday to enter their please. defense lawyers raise the possibility that one of those five is a minor. the hearing was postponed after defense lawyers called on the hearing to be opened to the public. the court is scheduled to reconvene on thursday. the government and police are pledging to do more to protect women and punish attackers, but incidents of violence continue to come to light. >> reporter: public outrage has continued in india. it's not just against t
of representatives to revamp gun control laws and avoid defaulting on the national debt. ♪ the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air >> pop star beyonce sang the national anthem. her performance capped off the official proceedings ahead of the inaugural parade. then the president walked the capitol route from the building to the white house. the inauguration four years ago drew almost 2 million people. this time an estimated 475,000 turned out. >>> prime minister abdelmalek sellal says 37 foreign hostages have been confirmed dead in the eastern city of in amenas. sellal said the victims were from at least eight countries. most of the terrorists were militants from east algeria or niger. >> translator: they were trying to take the foreign hostages and flee. >> the prime minister said the number of hostages made the rescue mission difficult. but he said they had to storm them before the militants could flee with their captives. >> translator: we can't accept this kind of terrorist act. we attacked the militants with force to protect our people. >> sellal said most of the 790 workers surv
eu law, the work week is limited to a maximum of 48 hours. >> workers' rights need to be protected, but it seems we have gone a little bit too far in some cases, and what we've done is restricted our competitiveness in the market. at the end of the day, if you look towards asia and china, they have not got such strict laws. >> it is a complaint voiced by many employers in britain. but the logistics company does acknowledge that the advantages of eu membership far outweigh the disadvantages. it used to treat hard to find warehouse workers, for instance. now, polish immigrants happily fill those vacancies. they say they want politicians to make the you an easier place to do business. >> it is very important that europe sees itself as competing against the rest of the world rather than competing against each other. we should not be in a battle between what the uk is doing against what ireland is doing or against what italy is doing. all we are doing -- all we're interested in is how you're up competes against the rest of the world. >> when it comes to the bottom line, the eu is a main
in terms of basic military training, but also in the field of international and humanitarian law and how to protect civilians. there are not many details yet in the number -- and the number of people deployed to the ground could rise again. all we know is that the training mission will be led by a french commander. >> how has the mission been affected by the hostage situation? >> we have heard from our paris correspondent and everyone here in brussels agrees this crisis is expanding. it is becoming a crisis of the whole region, so of course that has an impact also on the mission. the eu has said that they will not get involved in combat activities, but like i said earlier, the number of people deployed on the ground could rise, especially to protect instructors on the ground so we could see easily the numbers doubled to, say, 500 people deployed on the ground in the next couple of days. >> thanks very much for this. >> how much is at stake in mali? it has already had an impact on algeria. >> france says its mission is essential to stop mali falling into the hands of terrorists completely
obey international law. he spoke in indonesia the final stop of his first trip abroad since taking office last month. japan and china are at odds over islands in the east china sea which the japanese control but the chinese and taiwanese claim. >> translator: there's no doubt that this brings growth to japan. but we should respond in the international community as the presence grows. >> abe said the security council should adopt a new resolution that would include further sanctions against north korea. abe has been juggling a number of priorities since his party took power last month. >> reporter: abe has done this job before. now he's getting a refresher course in diplomacy. he went on this tour to sound out leaders who share his concerns about china. he says chinese ships are becoming increasingly assertive. but abe is also keeping an eye on what's going on back home. he has promised to pull japan out of deflation and revitalize the economy. and he wants to reinforce ties with countries considered to be engines of growth. abe had hoped to make washington his first foreign visit.
to reform gun control laws since the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in connecticut. his proposal has prompted protest rallies across the country. >>> assertions that part of a rocket launched by north korea in december was made in china could influence u.n. security council discussions. the body is considering possible responses to the launch. south korea's military has analyzed debris from the rocket salvaged from the yellow sea. including a first stage fuel tank. sources say some of the debris appears to be from china and four other countries. u.n. resolutions ban member countries from exporting missile parts to north korea. many countries view the launch as a test of the north's long-range missile technology. china has traditionally defended the north at the security council. >>> u.s.-based group human rights watch has called on the united nations to look into abuses at north korea. parents of a japanese abducted by the north joined the appeal. the group's tokyo office chief has said the world has focused on the north's nuclear programs, not its human rights record an
agenda. they want people to know that they do not have to accept the camorra's rule of law. we talked to a teacher in the audience who tells us that many of her students have parents in jail. >> you do not go into education to teach children reading and writing. before all else, we must show them that there is another way to live. >> from local it -- for local teenagers, life in the high-rise estates tends to be bleak. they are all too aware that taking a stand means taking a risk. >> at one concert, the audience yelled "viva la camorra" at us. another time, i was pretty scared when does from a gang decided they had to show us how great the camorra is. fortunately, nothing happened, and we had to carry on. >> the band has made a name for itself beyond labels. they all still live with their parents. they cannot yet make a living with their music, said they take jobs, but they are working on their next album. their fight continues. >> we europeans love our islands. they are among our favorite holiday destinations, but in our new series, we want to take you off the beaten track and to pl
total payments will exceed $246 million. the abuses occurred during a period of marshall law that lasted from 1972 until marcos fled the country in february 1986. his government is accused of making arbitrary arrests, detention, torture or even executions. some 10,000 victims or surviving relatives are eligible for compensation. the downfall of the regime gathered pace following the death in august 1983 of senator aquino, father of the current president and fierce critic of the marcos regime. he was assassinated at the manila airport. his wife led the people power movement that ousted marcos in 1986 and propelled her to the presidency. how to use the billions of dollars that marcos and his family gathered corruptly has been a lingering question ever since his downfall. filipinos were shocked to see the luxurious jewelry and shoes collected by former first lady ameldo marcos. the swiss federal supreme court ordered that ed thed that more million should be transferred to the philippine government. >>> 27 years after the people power revolution, the philippine economy is finally emerging as
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